Sunday, January 2, 2011

2011... still sounds like Science Fiction to me

When I was a kid, back in the sixties and seventies, everything about the year 2000 sounded exciting because you just KNEW it would be like living a "Jetson" dream.  We'd all be flying in the family car and travelling in tubes, and have robot housekeepers.  Yeah, that would be a dream. :)

Somehow we got derailed from all that.  Oh indeed, we've progressed with technology, but I still want to fly to work.  Alas.  And gods know, I could use a robot maid.  Hey, do they make a Roomba for the outdoors, like an iPooperscooper?  Now THAT would be handy. :D

Anyway, it being 2011, how is it that we still get colds, flu, and... yeah, cancer.  Seriously, the Jetsons were never sick.  Apparently, when you get those flying cars, that's when all our ills will be cured as well.  So, let's get with it, America! Get cracking on those flying cars, and curing cancer.  And, can I have my flying car in like metallic purple, with orange/red flames?

Keep safe, all... bundle up and share some love.

3 comments:

  1. I hear what you are saying. I also am a child of the 50s and 60s.
    As for the cancer/cold/flu thing. Well just my humble opinion but I think that there is too much money to be made from sick people to find a cure. When you consider that everyone who walks thru a doctors doors with cancer costs in excess of $60k to treat then the $$$$$ signs light up in peoples eyes.
    I am not saying all doctors are like that, but the medical profession in general seems to be like it to some degree.
    Also when you consider that the majority of cancer doctors who were asked if they would allow themselves or their family members to be treated with chemo/radiation, there was a resounding no. I wonder why??
    Sorry to sound so cynical. It is just that I have seen an awful lot of really cool people die from cancer and it just sucks that in this day and age there is no concrete cure. I am also not holding my breath that there will be one in my lifetime. When people start treating other people like human beings and not banks then I think that maybe we might see a change.
    Sorry to sound so negative, I am not normally that kind of person but this just gets on my last nerve.
    Peace to you and your family today
    Fay in the family room

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  2. Oh Fay, I don't know if that is cynicism or being realistic. I would rather believe that everyone is altruistic, but I know better.

    I just think you have to make sure the folks treating you believe they can help. If I felt they were just blowing smoke, I'd never let them touch me.

    In the meantime, I shall continue to see what's out there; what SEEMS to be working for people and make sure I have plenty of facts.

    Hugs, my dear friend.

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  3. I just love the iPooperscooper idea.... Maybe you could give it IR vision so it would detect while fresh? (Sorry, I'm silly tonight...)

    Happy new year dear!

    B

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